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Dating Scene 1

It’s Valentine’s Day and Stephen convinces Ashlie to try speed dating. Does she meet someone special?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


In my homecountry Dominican Republic, we usually meet people on the street, in the park or in the night club, but now we use social media too. Currently I live in Spain and here is more difficult to know people, but we usually use social media. 4 years ago I went to a tv program called First Date, they find a partner for you and you have to meet with that person in a restaurant, have a dinner with him or her. Intead, the pay money for going to the TV program.

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At first, I could not create my account here because it said Sri Lanka not supported but I have seen many people commenting from Sri Lanka. Why did it show me like that?

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The LearnEnglish Team

It's really useful with real life expressions.

Ash was over excited when she saw that good-looking guy. I was laughing at the way she talked, and finally that guy rejected her, poor girl!

Wow! It was funny,wasn't it?Ash was totally became a bit ...crazy when she saw the handsome man.But actually, do you think that would happen?Not for me,anway.In my country,I've never seen speed dating.Bye!

Hello, in task 1. The answer is Ashlie thinks that sending cards is a waste of time. But I can't find the reason in the transcript. Could you tell me the reason? Thanks.

Hello Leo Liu,

When Stephen asks Ash if she's going to send any cards she answers 'What's the point?' This tells us that she sees no point in doing this, which means that she thinks it is a waste of time (a pointless activity).



The LearnEnglish Team

I think she doesn't see any point on it because she feel unlucky in love. I always send love cards message and rose or teddy bear

Hi everyone.
This video is very funny and a bit real. Sometimes when we meet a person we like, we change our behavior and the risk is to seem a little stupid. In my country I think that Valentine's Day is a commercial one and no a celebration of true love! Bye